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Help pronouncing difficult Wis. counties and cities

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Whether you've lived in Wisconsin all your life or for just a few weeks or years, many of us get stumped on how to pronounce some names of places in the Badger State. Now you can access some help with those difficult words and/or names like Oconomoc and Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest.

The State Cartographer's Office has released a new online map called Pronounce Wisconsin. It allows everyone to click on a place name and hear how it is pronounced. More than 1,700 Wisconsin places are on the map, including counties, cities, villages and unincorporated communities.

Pronounce Wisconsin was created jointly by the cartographer's office as well as Wisconsin Radio Network reporter Jackie Johnson. She created the MissPronouncer.com website more than six years ago that lists hard-to-pronounce names of places, elected officials, parks and other Wisconsin-specific phenomena.

The new map allows users to run a computer mouse over a place name to hear how it sounds. For more information click here. 

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